Here we go! Day 2 of the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop! I'm first on the hop list today.
I've created a quick and easy project to give you a jump on Father's Day.
I always find it difficult so shop for the men in my life so thank goodness for gift cards! I hate just putting a gift card in an envelope so I was pretty excited when DH brought home a bunch of these great boxes he found on clearance for...are you ready? 25 cents!!
Here's how I transformed mine using May Arts Denim Ribbon, the Authentique Strong paper line (I think this is my new favorite paper!) and the awesome Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal. It sticks to metal better than anything I've found.
Starting from the right here's a photo tutorial of how I did it. First, I removed the plastic insert then cut a liner to fit the bottom of the tin. A strip of wide Scor-Tape holds it neatly in place. Next, run a strip of 1/2" Scor-Tape around the outside base of the tin, remove the liner and cover with the brand new May Arts 5/8" Denim Ribbon. Repeat around the top with a strip of Authentique cardstock.
Here's a tip for creating the window in the top. Cut a piece of designer paper to fit your tin top. Round the corners. Place the designer paper right side DOWN over the top of the tin. Use a pencil to rub along the window frame, then cut out the center with an X-acto knife. Cover the tin top with more Scor-Tape and you have a custom gift box!
Instead of a card, I created a tag for Dad. I just covered the front of a manila tag with Scor-Tape then used scraps of my Authentique paper and matching tags from the Strong Circles & Scallop and Stamp Blocks sets.
No bows for the Dads here so I made a simple loop and attached it with a custom denim brad made with my Imaginese I-top and a Small Brad Daddie.
I think the Dads on my list are going to love it! The tin can be used for change or whatever else men have in their pockets. I taped the Happy Father's Day inside the lid but you could also use a photo of your child or pet.
Ok, now it's time for the rest of the hop! Remember to leave a comment on each blog as you go for a chance to win 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon (your choice!) and a Scor-Pal.
I'm also going to draw a winner from the comments on my blog to win one of these fun tins!
Here's your hop list for today.
Have fun and thanks for joining us on the May Arts/Scor-Pal Blog Hop!!
Entered in these challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything but a Card,Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes (new challenge site, check it out!),Fab & Funky - Ribbon and/or Lace
52 Mantels, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Thirty Handmade Days, DIY Showoff,